My first Alice Feeney novel!!!
And, yeah, I can definitely see what all the fuss is about.
This gripping, Adult Thriller, follows three perspectives: his, hers and a mystery individual, that could be him, it could be her or it could be some completely unrelated individual.
Here is what I can tell you, the her of this equation is BBC-television reporter, Anna Andrews.
Anna was such an interesting character. I loved reading from her perspective. She’s far from perfect and she’s pretty honest about all of that with the reader.
The him is none other than Anna’s ex-husband, intrepid-Blackdown DCI, Jack Harper.
Jack also was a great perspective to read from. You can tell he is a man with a lot of wounds just trying to do his best anyway he can. You can also tell he still carries a spark for Anna.
When Anna gets sent to Blackdown to report on a recent homicide, Jack is surprised to spot her on his crime scene.
Until very recently, Anna had been working in-studio, reporting the mid-day news, not trotting around in the field. Unfortunately for Anna, that cushy position was nabbed back by her colleague returning from maternity leave.
Their brief reunion doesn’t go well. Jack is much closer to this case than he’s letting on and the last thing he needs is his ex digging around.
Thinking this is an isolated incident, Jack is hoping Anna will just return to London, but the killer has other plans.
Soon, more bodies are dropping and Anna seems to have a connection with all of the victims. Could she be next?
The alternating perspectives were such a great way to watch this story unfold. My mind was spinning trying to piece together what was happening and who the mystery perspective was.
I thought that was super clever. There were moments when I thought that mystery perspective was every single character I had met thus far.
My earliest inclination of who it was, was incorrect and I was glad. Feeney played me and I love that!
There were a couple of plot points I found to be slightly confusing and one of the red herrings I thought was implausible and unnecessary, but a lot of other readers may disagree with me.
My slight criticisms are totally personal preference and nothing to do with the author, or her skill at weaving an intriguing tale.
As you learn more about the victims, and their connections with Anna, that was my favorite part.
Some truly terrible things had happened in Anna’s village and I definitely think she was in the right to leave it far behind. Regrettably, we all know buried secrets seldom stay buried.
If you are looking for an intense, fast-paced read to pick up this summer, you should definitely give His & Hers a shot! I doubt you’ll be disappointed.
Thank you so much to the publisher, Flatiron Books, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review. I had a blast and really appreciate getting to it early.